This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. But Skippy always stood by me and was a great friend. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps and garden with me. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees and berry bushes, chickens and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

winter sowing results

winter sowing
I've opened up my winter sowing bottles.

From the far left (the ones that grew best are bold-type):
Rudbeckia Indian Summer, Tansy, Delphinium Fantasia Mix
Purple Coneflower, Hollyhock Zebrina, Onions White Portugal
Wild Heliopsis, Dukat Dill, Delphinium Magic Fountains Mix
Onions Sweet Yellow Spanish, Shasta Daisy Alaska, Rudbeckia Green Eyes

Most of these did well. Only two pots have no sprouts: the wild heliopsis seeds that I collected and the Delphinium Fantasia mix.

winterplanting

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3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is something just so rewarding about seeing green things sprouting in these bottles amid hay. Beautiful and promising!

Linda

May 14, 2008 9:52 PM

 
Blogger Doctor Mom said...

Those hollyhocks look amazing! Unrelated question: are you doing dahlias this year and, if so, have you planted them yet?

May 15, 2008 1:11 PM

 
Blogger kathy said...

Yes, I'm excited about the hollyhocks. Perennials are so expensive that I feel I've discovered something great by being about to raise a few from seed.

I planted my dahlias a few days ago, but I don't see any sprouts yet. How about you? I still only have the one big orange dahlia and I admired all of your beautiful varieties last year.

May 15, 2008 4:14 PM

 

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